Quickest Way to Evict Tenant
That is 6 months without being paid for the property, 6 months of putting up with a nuisance and 6 months that your future former tenant has to destroy your property and cause untold damages.
When you consider the amount of time you have to deal with doing things through court and the potential dangers that exist to your property from an irate tenant that knows they are on their way out paying them a few bucks to leave does not sound that bad anymore.
Make a Deal
A frank discussion with a tenant about their situation and when they can leave may also be an option but you do have to be careful most tenants know their rights and they know that even if they agree with you to be out in 30 days or 60 days they can STILL go to court and drag it out longer.
Most people are decent and will go if you help them go. In other words offering up a few hundred dollars to help them find a new place may be the ticket to your properties freedom. Get everything in writing so if there is any monkey business at the last minute and you do wind up in court at least the time it takes in court will be reduced if you have a paper trail documenting the agreement.
It is Actually Cost Savings
By paying a tenant to leave you are actually saving money. When you go through the courts your tenant will stop paying their rent. If it takes the court 6 months to settle the case than you are out 6 MONTHS RENT. You may eventually be able to recoup the back rent someday but it is not guaranteed.
If you pay out your tenant to leave you are automatically saving up to 5 months lost rent plus any legal costs. The cost savings is obvious. It seems like you are rewarding bad behavior but if you want someone out and you want it done quickly it really is one of the few options you have.
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